[Infovis] CfP: 4th International Workshop on Euler Diagrams (ED2014)

James Burton J.Burton at brighton.ac.uk
Mon Mar 10 15:29:33 CET 2014

Dear colleague, apologies if you receive multiple copies of this message. 

We have two pieces of news since the call for papers was last sent. Firstly, the keynote talk will be given by Prof. Atsushi Shimojima. Secondly, authors of the best papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their work to a special issue of the Journal of Logic, Language and Information (JoLLI). Full details below.

ED 2014 Call For Papers: 4th International Workshop on Euler Diagrams, July 28, 2014

**Co-Located with Diagrams 2014 and VL/HCC 2014 in Melbourne, Australia **

ED 2014: http://www.diagrams-conference.org/2014/ED2014
Diagrams 2014: http://www.diagrams-conference.org/2014
VL/HCC 2014: https://sites.google.com/site/vlhcc2014/

Euler diagrams represent relationships between sets, including intersection, containment, and disjointness. These diagrams have become the foundations of various visual languages and have notably facilitated the modelling of, and logical reasoning about, complex systems. Over the years, they have been extensively used in areas such as biosciences, business, criminology and national security to intuitively visualize relationships and relative cardinalities of sets.  This widespread adoption has allowed analysis of complex collections of data.

The workshop will cover all aspects of Euler diagram research, including, but not limited to:

Theoretical Advances: ​drawability, layouts, logic, reasoning,
Software Support: diagram generation, automated reasoning, data exploration, 
Real-World Applications: system modelling, information visualization, education,
Cognition and Perceptual Principles: readability, aesthetics and evaluation, including comparison to other representations.

Recently, there have been significant advances in all of the above areas.  This workshop of peer-reviewed submissions will afford the growing Euler diagrams community the opportunity to present and discuss new research, and share multi-interdisciplinary expertise. We envisage that this will stimulate collaborations on current and future research needs. This will be the second time the workshop has run as part of the Diagrams conference series and the fourth Euler diagrams workshop (after successful workshops in 2012, 2004 and 2005). The workshop will bring together researchers with diverse backgrounds, from both academia and industry including those with expertise in mathematic, computer science, artificial intelligence, information design, visualization, human-computer interaction, as well as end-users from various application area.

We solicit submissions on the topics mentioned above, in the following forms:

full papers (15 pages), consisting of:
      - original research
      - surveys 
short papers (7 pages), consisting of:
      - systems descriptions
      - software demonstrations
      - position statements
      - original research contributions

All submissions should be in Springer’s LNCS format. The proceedings will be published by CEUR. We will invite authors of the best papers to submit extended versions of their work to a special issue of the Journal of Logic, Language and Information. 

We are pleased to announce that Atsushi Shimojima will give the keynote talk, entitled "Euler systems as feature indicator systems". Atsushi Shimojima is Professor of Culture and Information Science at Doshisha University in Japan. His research so far has been focused on applying semantical analysis of diagrammatic systems to make predictions on their cognitive potentials and verifying these predictions on the basis of psychological experimentation. A good example of this coupling of semantic analysis and cognitive science is found in his recent publication with Yasuhiro Katagiri in the journal, Cognitive Science, entitled "An Eye-Tracking Study of Exploitations of Spatial Constraints in Diagrammatic Reasoning". See our webpage for more details.

Abstract submission (optional): 	April 21st 
Paper submission: 			April 28th 
Notification:				May 27th 

Although abstract submission is optional, authors are strongly encouraged to upload their abstract. Program Committee members will be asked to bid on papers for review, between the abstract and paper submission dates. Making your abstract available will help to ensure that the most appropriate experts review your paper.

Jim Burton, University of Brighton
Gem Stapleton, University of Brighton
Program Committee 

Francesco Bellucci (Tallinn University of Technology)
Peter Chapman (University of Brighton)
Rosario de Chiara (Poste Italiane)
Renata de Freitas (Universidade Federal Fluminense)
Tim Dwyer (Monash University)
Jean Flower (Autodesk)
Mateja Jamnik (University of Cambridge)
Luana Micallef (University of Kent)
Mitsuhiro Okada (Keio University)
Peter Rodgers (University of Kent)
Frank Ruskey (University of Victoria)
Sun-Joo Shin (Yale University)

If you have any questions, please contact the workshop organizers ed2014 at easychair.org.

Dr Jim Burton
Senior Lecturer in Computing
School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics
University of Brighton

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